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Dark Dark Dark – “Wild Go”

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A Cluster 1 Premiere!

The sound that the Minneapolis band Dark Dark Dark crafts is layered with haunting Americana, Eastern European folk, and minimalist tendencies. The title track off of their sophomore LP, Wild Go, is a paragon of that style. An incessant piano, a slight accordion, a sparingly played drum kit, and some echoey background vocals are just about all that Nona Marie Invie’s stirring voice has to ride over, and it’s more than enough. The video, directed by Santiago Mostyn, reflects the sparseness of the track with fog swirling amongst South African mountains and some ghostly ballerinas. The dissonance between sound and images is intended to bolster the feeling of the song while giving it “some space to breathe.”

As has been the group’s way since they hit the scene in 2008, the band continues to tour extensively to support Wild Go. Next up will be Omaha before a slew of dates with Why Are We Building Such A  Big Ship? and Y La Bamba. Those dates will take them all along the West Coast with plenty of Cali dates. They’ll cross the pond to support Black Heart Procession in the UK before traveling through Europe to play with Elysian Fields ins France and support The National in Portugal and Low in Germany. Then there’s a bunch of European festivals before they return to North America for the Calgary Folk Festival. These guys sure like to keep on the road.

Check out the complete tour schedule below. Pick up Wild Go now via Supply & Demand Music.

-Ben Kaye

Consequence of Sound

Directed by: Santiago Mostyn

Dark Dark Dark 2011 Tour Dates:
04/14 – Omaha, NE @The Slowdown Jr.
04/15 – Denver, CO @ The Walnut Room *
04/16 – Boulder, CO @ Communikey Festival (Flood Tide: Remixed Performance)
04/18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court *
04/19 – Missoula, MT @ Zoo City Apparel *
04/20 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern ^*
04/21 – Olympia, WA @ Northern *^~
04/22 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios *^
04/23 – Eugene, OR @ Sam Bond’s Garage *^
04/24 – Black Butte, CA @ BBCRC *^
04/25 – Santa Rosa, CA @ Arlene Francis Theater *^
04/26 – Nevada City, CA @ Miners Foundry Cultural Center *^
04/27 – Oakland, CA @ The New Parish *^
04/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite *^
04/29 – San Diego, CA @ The Loft at UCSD *^
04/30 – Tucson, AZ @ Solar Culture *
05/01 – Santa Fe, NM @ Corazon *
05/03 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk *#
05/07 – Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium %!
05/12 – Manchester, UK @ St Philips Church $
05/13 – Cambridge, UK @ St. Paul’s Church $
05/14 – Brighton, UK @ The Great Escape
05/15 – London, UK @ The Lexington
05/16 – Middlesbrough, UK @ Westgarth Social Club
05/17 – Coventry, UK @ St Johns Church $
05/18 – London, UK @ The Tabernacle $
05/19 – Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique
05/20 – Utrecht, NL @ Fest ad Werf
05/21 – Zwolle, NL @ Odeon
05/23 – Porto, Portugal @ Coliseum &
05/24 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Campo Pequeno &
05/26 – Pau, FR @ La Centrifugeuse +
05/27 – Saint-Nazaire, FR @ VIP +
05/28 – Beauvais, FR @ L’ Ouvre Boîte
05/29 – Brugge, BE @ Cactus
05/30 – Berlin, DE @ Lido
05/31 – Hamburg, DE @ Knust
06/01 – Koln, DE @ Gebaude 9
06/02 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
06/03 – Paris, FR @ La Machine du Moulin Rouge
06/22 – Ter Schellingen, NL @ Oerol Festival
06/24 – Evreux, FR @ Le Rock Dans Tous ses Etas
06/25 – Lyon, FR @ Démon d’Or
07/02 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
07/03 – Larz, DE @ Fusion Festival
07/06 – Bremen, DE @ Breminale
07/22-24 – Calgary, AB @ Calgary Folk Festival

* = w/ Why Are We Building Such A Big Ship?
^ = w/ Y La Bamba
~ = w/ Angelo Spencer
# = w/ Robert Ellis
% = w/ S. Carey
! = w/ Tiny Moving Parts
$ = w/ Black Heart Procession
& = w/ The National
+ = w/ Elysian Fields
= w/ Low

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